The Parks and Recreation Commission was formed by City Charter Section 1011. This five-member commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in matters and services pertaining to parks, open space, playgrounds, entertainment, other cultural and recreational activities. Specific duties include:
- Study, evaluate and recommend to the City Council policies relating to parks and recreation activities, such as Community Center Use Policy, Park Building Use Policy, Picnic Facility Use Policy, and License Agreements.
- Review master plan of park development or expansion for adequacy, appearance and other appropriate criteria in an attempt to assure good design and make recommendations to the Council.
- Review and make recommendations regarding agreements with parks and recreation related outside groups and recommend funding allocations.
- Study, evaluate and recommend to the City policies relating to human rights and human relations issues that may arise when addressing issues such as inclusion in the use of City parks and recreation facilities, program accessibility and cultural diversity.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 456 W. Olive Avenue.